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Section 134 B – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 134 B. Prohibition of going armed to or near polling station

1[Prohibition of going armed to or near polling station. (1) No person, other than the returning officer the presiding officer, any police officer and any other person appointed to maintain peace and order at a polling station who is on duty at the polling station., shall, on a polling day, go armed with anus, as defined in the Arms Act,1959, of any kind within the neighbourhood of a polling station.

(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1), he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to two years or with fine, or with both.

(3) Notwithstanding any thing contained in the Arms Act,1959 (54 of 1959), where a person is convicted of an offence under this section, the arms as defined in the said Act found in his possession shall be liable to confiscation and the licence granted in relation to such an-ns shall be deemed to have been revoked under section 17 of that Act.

(4) An offence punishable under subsection (2) shall be cognizable.]

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1. Ins. by Act 21 of 1996, sec. 13 (w.e.f. 1-9-1996).

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